Staff Director for Aladdin and Cinderella

(Must be able to learn and teach simple choreography)

Our vision and mission

Every child’s imagination should be inspired by the arts. Our mission is to use the skills of the professional theatre to provide highly creative learning experiences to children which they will remember for ever. 

Values

We value creativity, efficiency, fairness (including the Living Wage) and ongoing relationships between our performers, the company and our customers.

The work

This year we are producing 5 pantomimes, which will be visiting primary schools, and are recruiting for a staff director to rehearse additional cast members into Aladdin and Cinderella between Wednesday 1st November and Friday 1st December. This will be on a Monday to Saturday basis at a London rehearsal venue. We will teach the staff director the show on dates to be mutually agreed in September/October.

The shows are written by Andrew Emerson and Alex Silverman and directed by Ryan McBryde. They are performed by a cast of two professional musical theatre actors who will be performing in schools between mid-November and January.
 
The shows are performed in traverse by one male and one female actor. The rehearsal process for each actor is 3 days long and there are between 2 and 3 pairs of actors in the room each day (who will all be on their first, second or third day respectively).
 
The pay for the work is £100 per day, payable in weekly instalments for work done the previous week. We are currently budgeting for between £2,500 and £3,000 depending on the agreed earning days schedule.

The staff director will need to teach both blocking and choreography (this is simple!) but no music, as this will be done by our MD. The role requires attention to detail whilst working at speed as the rehearsal process for each actor is short. The staff director should be committed to creating the best possible performance with each actor. The work will be fun but also fast paced for both performers and the director.
 
Interviews will be held in London in the week beginning Monday 4th September 2017.

Here are some songs from the shows, sung here by Sarah Galbraith and Simon Lipkin (Aladdin) and Jess Robinson and Gabriel Vick (Cinderella), to give you a sense of the pieces.

 

How to apply

Please fill out our online application form by Sunday 27th August.

Please do not call the main office number or email CV's - applicants attempting to apply by these routes will not be considered.